The granddaughter of a Gallipoli veteran and the niece of three soldiers and a pilot who served in WWII, Mary-Anne has drawn on her own family history to inspire and inform her writing.
'Powerful, fully realised and empathetic,'
- Better Reading, Book of the Week
Mary-Anne's first novel 'Gallipoli Street' ranked the third highest debut novel in Australia in 2015 and both subsequent novels are also bestsellers.
'In a Great Southern Land' is her epic new story about the Eureka Stockade and is due for release 18th March 2019. Here she explores the rich, dangerous and passionate days of the Gold Rush, inspired by her own ancestor's emigration.